Kings' Garcia confident he will recuperate well
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP)Sacramento Kings swingman Francisco Garcia believes he will be the "same player" after recovering from injuries to his forearm and wrist.
The 6-foot-7 Dominican from the Bronx had surgery Saturday to repair a broken bone in his right forearm and ligament damage to his wrist while lifting weights. The team has said he will be in a cast for eight weeks and will miss at least four months.
In a Monday e-mail, Garcia, 28, said "this injury is not going to change my style of game."
He also maintains the recuperation time will allow him to improve certain aspects of his play.
The fifth-year player averaged 12.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 65 games, 36 of them starts, for Sacramento last season.